The Trump administration is unlikely to achieve a peace deal by forcing Palestinians to compromise.
As the Syrian civil war continues to wind down, expect the regional power struggle to heat up.
Careful leveraging of their advantages should see the Syrian Kurds retain their autonomy.
Divided and defeated, Kurdish hopes for an independent state have seemingly been dashed.
Geopolitical tensions, foreign fighters and sectarian tensions will fuel further conflict.
In the pursuit of independence, Iraq’s Kurds could vote themselves into a volatile position.